Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Change of Scenery

My eyes are heavy because I could not seem to fall asleep last night! I hate that feeling; it has to be up there on my top pet peeves. It doesn't really bother me unless I know I have to wake up early the next morning.

The funny part about all of this is ..

apparently, I have been this way since I was young. My Mom says that she would leave me in my room to take a nap and check on me and I would be sound asleep but afterwards when I woke up I would tell her I didn't fall asleep and I was just resting my eyes. ha ha. As I got older I developed another strange habit. I think all of you can relate to the feeling where you are so excited about what the next day will hold that you just can't fall asleep. Or that you are anxious, nervous, or whatever else it might be. Whenever one of these nights would come along and I couldn't fall asleep I would turn the opposite way in my bed.

Yes you heard right. I would take my pillow and put it at the foot of my bed and sleep opposite.

For some reason this always seemed to work for me and I would be sound asleep before I knew it. Obviously it was all in my head but it worked so I always did it. Now that I am married it seems pretty silly to turn opposite in my bed, especially since I don't want to get an unexpected kick in the head!
Which lead me to last night. I was so happy about the city invasion I participated in with my church (where you go out and pray for random people = extremely rewarding and inspirational) that I couldn't fall asleep and I knew I had to wake up fairly early. As the time ticked by I decided to go sleep on the couch. The husband just kind of rolled over and looked at me. He's used to my crazy antics by now! ha ha. Of course, it worked. I think it's just a mind thing where I need a change of scenery. Strange, I know. The best part is I only slept out there for an hour and then went back in my bed and slept fine the rest of the night. lol.

Needless to say, I am still really tired today but I have a genetics test so I guess I'll be running on coffee until I can go home and take a nap.

Do you have any strange sleep habits?

Yours Truly,



  1. Apparently, I talk and yell in my sleep and ask people "WHO ARE YOU????!" haha I think matt told you guys the story. I am very active in trying to yell in my dreams and in reality I sound like I am impaired in my hearing.

    Thats funny about opposite sides. =]
    I was excited last night too. It took me a while to fall asleep.

  2. lol ya I think Matt did tell us that story. Johnny is the same way with all the sleep talking haha

  3. i sleep at the end of my bed all the time when i cant fall asleep! as for sleeping habits i have none other then im a light sleeper that pretty much can stay in the same position all night, i barely ever move when im sleeping, when im trying to fall asleep thats a different story lol

  4. lol that's funny! I didn't know anyone else did that haha